Shillong July 10: In order to provide security and maintenance of law and order, prevent serious injury to BSF personnel, and prevent illegal and undesirable activities on the International Border and to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquillity, the Additional District Magistrate, East Jaiñtia Hills District has promulgated an order under Section 144 Cr.P.C prohibiting movement of cattle/ person on foot or in vehicle/carriage or in any other manner in areas falling under the border belt from 6 P.M to 6 A.M.
Using of edged weapons, petrol bombs, crackers and lathi etc against BSF personnel and serious breach of peace besides annoyance/injury to BSF personnel and sneaking into the Indian Territory during night hours is strictly prohibited.
This Order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force until further orders.
This Order was imposed after receiving reports that the International Border under East Jaintia Hills is prone to smuggling of cattle and contraband goods such as Betelnut, Dry Fish, Biri, Cigarette, Chai/ Patti etc. It has also been reported that smugglers and other anti-national elements gather in large numbers near the international border during night hours to smuggle aforesaid goods from India to Bangladesh. These anti social elements used sharp edged weapons, petrol bombs, crackers and lathi etc against BSF personnel causing physical harm to them.